Trammell steps down as OCU women’s hoops coach
Thursday, June 4, 2015
Trammell steps down as OCU women’s hoops coach
OKLAHOMA CITY – Latricia Trammell has resigned as Oklahoma City University women’s basketball coach to pursue other coaching opportunities.
Trammell guided the Stars to an 85-10 record and two NAIA Division I women’s basketball championships in three seasons.
Oklahoma City took its second consecutive national title by defeating Campbellsville (Ky.) 80-63 on March 24 in Independence, Mo. The Stars overwhelmed Campbellsville with a 56-24 rebounding advantage. OCU has won national championships in 1988, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2012, 2014 and 2015.
“We are grateful to Coach Trammell for the hard work that she has put in leading our team for the past three years,” OCU athletic director Jim Abbott said. “We wish her the best of luck in her endeavors. I know that there will be a lot of interest in this position and look forward to beginning a nationwide search to find our next coach.”
Trammell said, “I want to thank athletic director Jim Abbott and Oklahoma City University for this incredible opportunity. I have been very blessed to coach a wonderful group of young ladies the past three seasons. I will be taking with me incredible memories and lifetime friendships. I wish OCU the very best.”
Yvonte Neal became national-tournament most valuable player to power the Stars’ push to their third national crown in four years. Rateska Brown and Ouleymatou Coulibaly snared first-team all-American honors. OCU went 30-2 and swept the Sooner Athletic Conference regular-season and tournament titles.
Trammell directed the Stars to three SAC regular-season titles and the 2015 conference tournament championship. She led OCU to a 51-3 SAC record, winning the first 22 league games in her head-coaching tenure with the Stars. Trammell spurred the Stars to a 16-0 SAC record in 2012-13, becoming the 10th team in SAC history to go unbeaten through the conference.
OCU had nine all-Americans, 23 all-conference performers, three SAC player of the year recipients and three SAC newcomer of the year award winners under Trammell. Trammell won two Phyllis Holmes NAIA coach of the year honors and two SAC coach of the year awards.
Trammell has a 150-86 college head-coaching record in eight years. Trammell landed her first college head-coaching job with Western State (Colo.) and spent five seasons in Gunnison, Colo. Prior to that, Trammell had been OCU assistant coach from 2005-07.
Other stops in her coaching career have been stints as an assistant at North Texas and Texas Woman’s as well as high-school head-coaching jobs at Denton Billy Ryan (Texas) and Midwest City, Okla.
Trammell's year-by-year record
Year, school W-L Pct.
2007-08, Western State (Colo.) …...…............. 13-14 .481
2008-09, Western State (Colo.) ………............ 14-14 .500
2009-10, Western State (Colo.) ……….............11-17 .393
2010-11, Western State (Colo.) ………............ 11-16 .407
2011-12, Western State (Colo.) ………............ 16-15 .516
2012-13, Oklahoma City …………..................... 28-4 .875
2013-14, Oklahoma City ……............................ 27-4 .871
2014-15, Oklahoma City …………..................... 30-2 .938
OCU Total 85-10 .895
College Total 150-86 .636
High School Total 105-45 .700
Overall Total 255-131 .661
NAIA Division I championships 2014, 2015
Stars pace NFCA all-American team with six honorees
OKLAHOMA CITY – Kyndra Holasek, Jamie Rateliff and Kylee Rounsaville of Oklahoma City University earned their second National Fastpitch Coaches Association NAIA softball all-American nods as the Stars led the team with six selections.
Holasek, Rateliff and Jocelin Diaz of the Stars became first-team selections, while Rounsaville, Abby Meador and Carissa Turang took second-team accolades.
Diaz, a senior center fielder from Maracay, Venezuela, posted a .449 batting average, 13 home runs and 69 RBIs along with 59 runs scored, 80 hits, 20 doubles, two triples, 14 stolen bases and .989 fielding percentage in 2015. Diaz snagged first-team all-conference and an SAC gold glove.
In her two-year OCU career, Diaz hit .429 with 115 runs scored, 155 hits, 38 doubles, two triples, 23 homers, 134 RBIs and 18 steals. She became a two-time first-team all-conference performer.
Holasek, a junior shortstop from Mustang, Okla., hit .450 with 76 runs scored, 91 hits, 21 doubles, two triples, 13 homers, 76 RBIs and 26 steals this year. Holasek became a two-time first-team all-SAC honoree and SAC player of the week for April 13-19. Holasek took first-team NFCA all-American last year, making her a two-time consensus first-team all-American.
Meador, a freshman pitcher from Midwest City, Okla., picked up a 26-5 record, 1.46 earned run average, 12 complete games, eight shutouts, three saves and 233 strikeouts in 163 innings pitched this year. She earned SAC player of the year and four league pitcher of the week nods. Meador had a perfect game at Mid-America Christian on April 21 and combined with Maria Gomez on another perfecto against Southwestern Assemblies of God (Texas) on April 10 at Ann Lacy Stadium.
Rateliff, a senior left fielder from Mustang, Okla., accumulated a .390 batting average, 18 doubles, 16 home runs, 57 RBIs and seven stolen bases this season. In her OCU career, Rateliff hit .362 with 174 runs, 274 hits, 53 doubles, three triples, 39 homers, 199 RBIs and 32 steals. Rateliff also went 36-7 record, 2.03 earned run average, 23 complete games, eight shutouts, four saves and 120 strikeouts in 286.1 innings pitched. She threw a perfect game at USAO on March 28, 2013.
As a Star, Rateliff was three-time CoSIDA academic all-American, three-time academic all-district, three-time all-region, three-time all-SAC, two-time NAIA scholar-athlete, three-time SAC pitcher of the week and conference player of the week for the week of Feb. 16-22. She was first-team NFCA NAIA all-American in 2013.
Rounsaville, a senior from Mustang, Okla., piled up a .379 average with 15 homers and 71 RBIs. She totaled 34 runs scored, 75 hits, nine doubles and two steals this year. In her OCU career, Rounsaville hit .342 with 154 runs scored, 259 hits, 50 doubles, 39 homers, 217 RBIs and eight steals.
Rounsaville became a two-time first-team NAIA all-American, three-time first-team all-conference, NFCA first-team all-American and NAIA catcher of the year as a sophomore and SAC player of the week for March 3-9, 2014.
Turang, a senior second baseman from Whittier, Calif., hit .429 with five doubles, 32 RBIs and 19 steals. She posted a .970 fielding percentage. Turang became a first-team all-league performer.
The Stars notched a 55-6 record with the SAC regular-season title and the No. 1 ranking for eight consecutive weeks. OCU led the NAIA in runs scored (547) and runs driven in (502). After becoming an NFCA Hall of Famer in December, OCU coach Phil McSpadden took the lead in college softball wins against four-year schools. McSpadden has directed OCU to 1,478 victories and 11 55-win seasons.
Oklahoma City has national championships in 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2007.
NFCA NAIA All-American
Pitcher: Cassie Daniels Jones, Auburn-Montgomery (Ala.).
Catcher: Randi Wimpy, Reinhardt (Ga.).
Infield: Cassidy Littlefield, 1b, Georgia Gwinnett; Ashley Gigax, 2b, Bellevue (Neb.); Jessica Grochala, 3b, Grand View (Iowa); KC Dunne, SS, Davenport (Mich.).
Outfield: Carly Spalding, Columbia (Mo.); Jocelin Diaz, Oklahoma City; McKenzie Shrum, Oregon Tech.
Designated player: Tara Moates, Oregon Tech.
Utility: Cat Maldonado, Southeastern (Fla.).
At-large: Kyndra Holasek, Oklahoma City; Nicole Nonnemacher, St. Xavier (Ill.); Jamie Rateliff, Oklahoma City; Meghan Luebbert, Concordia (Ore.); Alexandrea Springer, Indiana Wesleyan.
Pitcher: Abby Meador, Oklahoma City.
Catcher: Michele Rupard, Central Methodist (Mo.).
Infield: Abbey Wilmes, 1b, Grand View; Carissa Turang, 2b, Oklahoma City; Logan Personett, 3b, Marian (Ind.); Kelsey Randall, SS, Southern Oregon.
Outfield: Kingsley Avery, Ave Maria (Fla.); Erica Miller, Marian.
Designated player: Khadijah Bland, Friends (Kan.).
At-large: Victoria Decker, Campbellsville (Ky.); Reba DePriest, Biola (Calif.); Kylee Rounsaville, Oklahoma City; Katie Spain, Auburn-Montgomery; Rebeka Ferguson, St. Xavier; Summer Leitka, USAO; Destiny Turner, College of Idaho.